One of my all time favorite foods is enchiladas. I just can’t get enough of them. It is hard to find a good beef enchiladas recipe that tastes similar to what you would get in a restaurant.This recipe is the closest I have found.
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I was lucky enough to live close to an extremely good Mexican restaurant when I was growing up. Now that I live in a different city, all of the other restaurants I have tried just don’t compare, and I have tried a lot! I needed a recipe that was similar to what I was craving!
I stumbled across this beef enchiladas recipe from The Pioneer Woman (love her!) and I did tweak her recipe a little to suit my family’s tastes.
What I love about this recipe is that it adds a bit more flavor then just using a canned red sauce but it is still quick and easy to throw together for a delicious weeknight meal.
- 2 Tbs. vegetable oil
- 2 Tbs. all purpose flour
- 1 20 once can of enchilada sauce
- 2 cups low sodium chicken broth
- 1/2 Tsp. salt
- 1/2 Tsp. pepper
- 1 lb. ground beef
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 3 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese or colby jack cheese
- 8-10 flour tortillas
- Combine the canola oil and flour in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Whisk together and let simmer for about 1 minute. Add in the enchilada sauce, chicken broth, and salt. Let simmer while you prepare the meat.
- Brown the meat and chopped onion in a large skillet on medium-high heat. Drain the fat and set aside.
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- Spread 1/2 cup of sauce in the bottom of a 9 x 13 baking dish.
- Add the beef mixture in the center of a tortilla. Top with cheese and roll up tightly. Place seam side down in the baking dish. Repeat for the remaining tortillas.
- Pour the remaining sauce over the enchiladas and sprinkle the remaining cheese on top.
- Bake for 20 minutes or until bubbly.
These were really good! I used cheddar cheese for the filling of my tortillas but used colby jack to sprinkle on top. You can also add extras to your filling like: olives, green onions, cilantro, chilies, salsa, etc. Just use this recipe as a base and tweak it to your tastes.
If you are looking for a side dish to go with these beef enchiladas, check out my restaurant-style Spanish rice. It goes great with these!